nanotechnology

  • Metalenses in focus

    Engineers work at the nanoscale to make them bigger.

    US engineers say they have created the first mass-producible, all-glass, centimetre-scale metalens in the visible spe...

    Technology December 5, 2019
  • A star performer against Dengue

    DNA may help track and eventually kill the virus.

    By folding snippets of DNA into the shape of a five-pointed star using structural DNA nanotechnology, US and Chinese ...

    Biology November 25, 2019
  • Light-loving polymer acts like a sunflower

    New smart material could be a game-changer for solar energy.

    Many living things exhibit phototropism – the ability to track a light source and align to it. The best-known example...

    Chemistry November 4, 2019
  • Introducing spider (inspired) cam

    A small and highly effective depth sensor.

    There’s a lot to love about the arachnid family Salticidae – the jumping spiders. This mob contains about 6000 specie...

    Engineering October 29, 2019
  • From chaos, sticky order

    Creating a substance that will stick to just about anything.

    This material might be the future of soft, nanomaterials. Researchers from the North Carolina State University, in ...

    Chemistry October 14, 2019
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    Using nanotechnology to mend broken hearts

    Hossein Tavassoli is working to mend broken hearts.

    When Hossein Tavassoli first told his mother that he was researching heart disease, she responded with “But, you’re a...

    ASC Edits October 7, 2019
  • A ‘cancer lab’ on a chip

    New devices may enable widespread screening.

    Finding out you have cancer is bad enough, but to then have to go to hospital for a painful and invasive biopsy to tr...

    Medicine August 4, 2019
  • The next step in antenna design

    Carbon nanotubes could soon rival copper.

    Carbon nanotubes represent an appealing alternative to copper for the manufacture of antennas for wireless devices, r...

    Engineering June 12, 2019
  • The internet of thoughts is coming

    Bot-enabled interface between brains and cloud storage is likely.

    Before the century is out, advances in nano-technology, nano-medicine, AI, and computation will result in the develop...

    Robotics April 16, 2019
  • Tiny straws improve molecule delivery

    Materials scientists design faster, more precise method for gene editing and disease treatment at...

    US researchers have found what they believe is a better way to deliver molecules directly into human cells they want ...

    Biology November 4, 2018
  • Squeezing light a bright idea

    Researchers produce long-lived and directional “nanolight”. Nick Carne reports.

    An international team believes it has made an important breakthrough in the quest to harness light at the nano-scale....

    Technology October 28, 2018
  • Quantum dots show promise for Parkinson’s treatment

    Nanotech intervention disrupts characteristic rogue protein growth. Andrew Masterson reports.

    Nanotechnology may provide an effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease, a team of researchers suggests.The scienti...

    Technology July 10, 2018
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